CR Languages offers several different options for those wanting to learn French, including small group French classes, custom and private French classes. Below you will find more information about the different options available, the curriculum and materials used, and the instructor.
French Summer Camp for Children
CR Languages specializes in exclusive group French classes for adults.
- Standard group classes meet one evening per week from 5:30-7:30 for 16 weeks.
- Exclusive class sizes of 4-5 students ensure that no one falls through the cracks, and allows the instructor to provide individual attention to each student.
- Students are assigned homework, are expected to study outside of class, and take a final exam at the end of the course.
Please contact us for information on pricing, availability, and to confirm schedules.
Group French Course ScheduleCurrent and upcoming group French classes. Schedules are subject to change and some classes may be affected by holiday closures. Please contact us for more information and see our contact page for holiday schedules.
|Course||Meeting Time||Start Date||Status|
|French 1-A||Thursdays 5:30-7:30||January 31st, 2019||Accepting enrollments|
|French 2||Wednesday 5:30- 7:30||January 30th, 2019||Accepting enrollments|
|French 4||Mondays 5:30-7:30||January 28th, 2019||Accepting enrollments|
Unless a complete beginner, all students must take a placement test. The test allows us to be sure that you are placed in a class that challenges you, but does not overwhelm you. The test takes about 45 minutes to complete and consists of a written and oral component. There is a $20 fee to take a placement test, which is then discounted from the classes if you decide to enroll. Given the limited number of courses available, there is no guarantee that a course will be available for your corresponding level. If you would like to schedule a placement test, please get in touch!
CR Languages also offers private instruction and custom courses for small groups. Private and custom courses must take place during the day, between 9:00 and 5:00, Monday through Thursday. A private class may be a good fit for someone who cannot attend in the evening, has very specific goals, or who cannot commit to a 16-week group class. For those interested in taking lessons with more than one person, it would be considered a ‘custom group’ class. Please contact us to inquire about availability and current pricing.
Not in Boise? Private lessons can also be arranged via Skype using the same materials and curriculum.
Below are some basic descriptions about our methodology and the curriculum. For more information about our methodology and learning a language, see the resource page for learning a language.
The foundation of every class at CR Languages is a ‘full-immersion’ methodology, which means English is rarely used in class and students are challenged to begin speaking on day one. Students learn grammar, vocabulary, comprehension, pronunciation, reading, and writing. Every instructor at CR Languages has native fluency in the language and the culture, which makes the learning experience truly authentic. Classes at CR Languages are very challenging and very effective.
The French curriculum at CR Languages blends grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening all together. Students will use a course book in the class which is imported from France and does not contain any English. Students will have a lot of practice in class, and will take daily quizzes to refresh and reinforce what they are learning, and identify areas that need more work. There is also a final exam at the end of each level.
Matt grew up in Paris before moving to the south of France (Montpellier). One day, his 6th grade English teacher in France asked him if she was pronouncing something correctly. From that moment on, Matt knew he enjoyed helping others learn languages and studied to become a French (and Spanish) teacher at Northwest Nazarene University, where he now teaches. His favorite aspects of French culture are the people and language, claiming that a heated discussion with a friend is a test of true friendship in France. Matt loves that through teaching French, he gets to meet very interesting people that are very passionate about the language.
His advice for students?
“Anything difficult is worth the effort. Anything different is worth a try. So just try something different, it’s not that difficult!”
Italian and French Instructor
Coming from Milan, Alessandra has an innate passion for language which led her to pursue a degree in translation and French. She is excited to be living in Boise and is even more excited about sharing the French and Italian culture with her students. Alessandra’s favorite parts about French and Italian culture are the arts and history, the beauty of the cities and villages riddled with history, and the adaptation of old traditions. She loves laughing about stereotypes and surprising students with insight into the culture. When Alessandra isn’t teaching French or Italian, you can find her studying other languages, or spending time with family and friends.
Lydie grew up in Rennes, 4 hours west of Paris. With a background in small and medium business operations, she brings a unique and sharp perspective to the classroom. She is very passionate about France and ‘charme francais’. Her favorite part about French culture is the language and the unique words and ways in which the language portrays our life experiences. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Marine is from Saint-Leu la Forêt, a town near Paris, France. She spent four months volunteering as a conversation assistant at Boise State – during which time she worked with French students to help them reach fluency – and is now employed by the university’s World Language Department. Marine strives to create an environment that allows students to really enjoy the language-learning experience, and particularly enjoys working on the pronunciation of French words, as she takes delight hearing students’ improvements. The thing she misses most about France is the food, and the way meals are long and shared with friends and family. Marine spends much of her time at BSU, where she is a full-time student, but likes to relax by reading (in both French and English!).
Ready to get started? Have more questions? Get in touch to learn about costs and availability, confirm schedules, or schedule a placement test.